How You Can Help

There are a number of ways you can help the society in its work to preserve Flat Holm Island.

Become A Member

Joining the society is a fun way to support Flat Holm island. Being a member of the society gives you the opportunity to spend time volunteering on the island carrying out conservation work, building maintenance or giving tours to day trippers. By joining the society you will have the opportunity to stay on the island overnight, make new friends and take part in social events held on the mainland. Membership costs just £15.00 per year!


  • Experience island life through volunteering on one of our working long days or weekends doing conservation work, gardening and DIY, sometimes staying overnight.
  • Meet new friends
  • Programme of social events and activities both on the mainland and island
  • Take part in fund raising activities


By giving a donation to the Flat Holm Island Society you are helping to protect and preserve the flora, fauna and historical features of Flat Holm Island.  Your donation, no matter the size, is very important to us.

Our Flat Holm campaign this year is to get the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage ready for rental so it can start to generate a much needed income for the island.

We’ve put together a Wishlist of items for the cottage, plus a few extras to make the Warden and Volunteer’s lives easier This is a great way to help the island, particularly if you can’t visit for any reason.

View our wish list!

Donations can also be made in the following ways:

  • Directly to the Society’s bank account, sort code: 30-90-52 account no: 00819182. If you pay by this method, please email us at so we can confirm receipt.
  • By Cheque made payable to The Flat Holm Society and sent to The Flat Holm Society, 13 Glen Mavis Way, Barry, CF62 8JA

We are very grateful to all of our members for their continued support over the years though some extremely challenging times.  Your support means the world to us!


As a member of the society you can volunteer your time in a number of different ways:

  • Attend society working long days and weekends – These offer you the opportunity to put your gardening and DIY skills to use and to learn conservation and habitat management skill.
  • As a member of Flat Holm Society you can learn the skills involved with carrying out wildlife surveys on the island, maintaining and managing habitat for flora and fauna and help out with the various bird ringing activities including the annual gull ringing exercise.  It is great experience for anyone wishing to pursue a career in conservation, or for anyone who has a personal interest in ecology, environmental management and conservation.
  • Do you have good DIY skills?  Are you a qualified plumber, electrician, carpenter, builder or plasterer? If so as a society member you could volunteer your time on specific island projects.
  • Become a member of the society’s committee and help in the general running of the society.
  • Lend a hand at events on the Flat Holm Society information stall.